Russia. Amur region to expand soybean plantings in 2017


Amur soybean growers are going to expand plantings for the 2017 harvest by 2 Th ha. Soybean-seeded area is expected to increase to 920 Th ha, up 6% from last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

As a reminder, Amur region is Russia’s top soybean producer. This region accounted for roughly 40% of total soybean plantings in 2016. Although adverse weather in some periods of the season reduced yield by 13% and the region’s crop share to 30% against 38% a year earlier, farmers are still strongly interested in growing exactly this crop.

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the V International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 19, 2017 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.



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